blinking red lights

For some reason I have a strong distaste for blinking red lights. I think it has something to do with memories of waking up, glancing at my alarm to see how much longer I can sleep, only to see the blinking red numbers and realize that the power has gone out and i’m late. Maybe it’s the irritation of having to wait for a slow moving train, while staring at the blinking red lights blocking my way. Personally I think it has something to do with the Staff Development Printer; it hasn’t really worked since the OneThing conference.

This has been a cause of much frustration over the last two months as we’ve constantly been out of forms, never knowing when the green light will sneakily begin to shine, or why once it does, it will suddenly stop mid-print and begin flashing red again. It’s been the topic of many an office meeting, and no matter how many ways’ I’ve suggested we videotape ourselves destroying it, the girls in the office have waited patiently for one of the IT guys to fix it. Today Kaitlyn informed me that one of the top IT workers, along with the HP specialist came in to check the printer again and declared “there was nothing they could do.” You can imagine the excited, evil grin that spread across my face. There’s a bit of a mischievous streak still in me apparently; visions of us with sledgehammers were dancing in my head.

Today, I tried all of the normal tricks to make it work, turning it off for several minutes, unplugging it for awhile, pressing the green button several times in a row(which sometimes tricks it into believing it’s actually fine), but to no avail. After two hours in the office I randomly looked up and…….no blinking. With baited breath I pulled up my January newsletter and pressed PRINT with a shaking finger. And it worked! Of course it stopped mid-print as I was printing my response cards, but I will get half of my January letters out tomorrow! Hurray!

I’ll try to print my February letter and have it out mid-march so that I can stay on track with my faithful readers 🙂

Health update. A deep affection has grown in my heart for my Korean Chiropractor. He’s licensed in Korea, and working on getting licensed in the states but for now will not receive payment for his services, which have literally done wonders for Anina and I. We’ve only been seeing him for 2 weeks, but I’ve experience such a drastic measure of pain relief that I think I’ll see him for the rest of my life! And to think that I put it off for so long….. I’ve had severe neck pain for the last few months (along with the migraines-possibly causing them) which has been almost eliminated with the adjustments, and have been fighting an internal infection for quite some time, which is beginning to go away with a new medication I’ve been on. Synopsis: I’m still fairly miserable, but SO much less miserable than last week! And am gazing excitedly ahead, hoping that the switch back to the Nightwatch will be sooner rather than later…..

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